Fantastic Four Trailer Grumbles

Just in time for this week’s post, 20th Century Fox did me the favour of releasing a teaser trailer for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Or, as they seem to be calling it, Fant4stic. Let’s see if I can drum up 600 words to describe my thoughts on a minute and a half of footage. Continue reading

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unboxed FINALLY – Nendoroid Cafe Family Restaurant

I finally finished the video where I finally unbox that Nendoroid restaurant play set I found at Anime North all those years ago.

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What is wrong with this world… Burger King edition

There is a travesty on the Internet that I cannot let go unanswered.  Somebody likes Burger King onion rings more than real onion rings.  As an aspiring member of the taste police, I must speak out against this injustice.

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The Secret Wars Grumble

Once again, I’ve missed my own self-imposed deadline! Alas, real life conspired against me. But, it meant I had time to digest some big news that came down the pipeline yesterday and get my thoughts together for today’s grumbles. And, for once, there will be some actual, honest-to-goodness grumbling! Continue reading

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2015 Oscar Bait Part Deux

So, I’ve seen two more Oscar bait movies since last week and I’d like to discuss them here. First though, the Golden Globes aired on the weekend and a lovely time was had all. Some trophies were handed out, drinks were had, and we all got to marvel at how happy George Clooney and his wife are. Hurray! I watched the whole thing, and I barely remember who won what. I think that’s the thing with awards shows – the nominations are the actually important part. Hundreds of movies come out every year, and the ones that get nominated for awards are the ones that we discuss as a culture as serious, important movies. Everyone goes to see The Avengers for fun, but these are the movies we see to sound smart. Continue reading

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2015 Oscar Bait

Happy New Year! Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s move on to something that really matters. The Oscar race! Over the last couple of weeks I’ve seen 4 movies that are in the hunt for one or more of those juicy gold statues. Here are my thoughts on each: Continue reading

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Why TV will get a lot better

To me, one of the biggest things holding back television is advertising.  Given that most households are already paying for television with their cable TV bill, consumers have shown that they are willing to pay money to get rid of ads.  But even if you get rid of ads via paying for television via subscriptions, the quality of the content still suffers.  A lot of networks pressure their showrunners into changing the content to make it advertising friendly.  Many TV shows are filled with artificial cliffhangers.

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A useless review of useless convention swag

A long time ago, I got a free USB cup warmer.  It plugs into your computer’s USB port and warms a mug for you.  You probably don’t want to use it in a laptop because it will drain the battery.  It’s the most useless piece of swag I have ever seen.

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Graham’s Most Listened to Albums of 2014

It’s time for my traditional end of the year countdown of the albums I listened to most in the past 12 months according to last.fm. Once again, I must confess to not knowing anything about music. Because of that, I can’t really explain why I liked these albums very clearly. That being said, I’ll give it my best shot. Continue reading

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Entering the smartphone age

So… I finally got a smartphone.  I have officially left behind the era where people wanted their phone to be smaller, not smarter.  Now I can type a lot faster because I don’t have to do T9 typing.

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This is what cell phones used to be like.

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